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New Year’s Eve Goal Review December 31, 2010

Every year I set new goals for myself and for my writing. I posted my writing goals for 2010 on this blog along with my focus statement and my Top Five Priority List. You’ll see that again in the New Year. But for now, I want to check my list to see how well I did in 2010. 
My Writing Goals for 2010
*finish 4th book revision, possibly make it a single title DONE
*enter 4 contests at a minimum with 4th MS, including the MAGGIES and GH DONE
*start fifth first draft of story plotted loosely during a writing workshop DONE
*work on fifth first draft during TOUR DE FORCE in February STARTED IN NOVEMBER 
*write every day except for high days DONE
*continue querying agents and editors with 3rd MS DONE
*send partial request and synopsis to agent for 4th MS DONE
*maintain daily blog REVISED TO 3X A WEEK
*continue guest blogging on Romance Magicians DONE
*judge writing contests DONE — judged 3 that I can remember
*attend Moonlight and Magnolias Writing Conference DONE
*attend RWA National Conference DONE
*pitch 4th book at both conferences DONE
*help with PRO Retreat DONE
*continue learning and growing in my craft with online courses and craft books DONE
*read for fun DONE but would like to increase time spent reading for pleasure
*get a domain name DONE 
*coordinate online workshops for the Heart of Dixie DONE
*find a co-chair for the online workshop coordination DONE
*work on YA idea over the summer Played with the YA idea on Scrivener
*realize that life happens and enjoy the detours Yup, done!
*set top 5 priority list and review it regularly to maintain my focus DONE
*be courageous, strong and focused on my dreams and goals DONE

Wow, I accomplished almost everything I asked myself to do this year. I love this list. And I love all the DONEs. These were reasonable and attainable goals. I can’t wait to see what my list looks like in the new year after I sit down and think about 2011. I’m excited about all the upcoming possibilities and new directions I will go as a writer. 

What goals did you set for the year? Did you revisit them? If you haven’t set goals yet, I encourage you to write them down and post them somewhere (publicly or privately). Share your victories and celebrate your successes. 

Focus on what you have accomplished this year and reward yourself for all your hard work.

And now it’s time to usher in another new year with some champagne and dark chocolate.


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2010 — A New Year and A New Set of Lists January 1, 2010

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My Focus Statement:

I enjoy being courageous, flexible and focused as I pursue my professional writing and personal family goals.

My Top 5 Priority List for 2010/First Quarter (January – March)
1) Entire family’s health improvement through diet, exercise, and medical follow-ups especially for Darling Husband as he undergoes Hip Replacement Surgery in February.
2) Writing and professional development.
3) Household errands and chores organized and streamlined for maximum efficiency.
4) Positive social connections established and built through church, school, gym, neighborhood and writing chapters/friends.
5) Darling Daughter’s college tours arranged and driving lessons established (yikes!)
My Writing Goals for 2010
*finish 4th book revision, possibly make it a single title
*enter 4 contests at a minimum with 4th MS, including the MAGGIES and GH
*start fifth first draft of story plotted loosely during a writing workshop
*work on fifth first draft during TOUR DE FORCE in February
*write every day except for high days
*continue querying agents and editors with 3rd MS
*send partial request and synopsis to agent for 4th MS
*maintain daily blog
*continue guest blogging on Romance Magicians
*judge writing contests
*attend Moonlight and Magnolias Writing Conference
*attend RWA National Conference
*pitch 4th book at both conferences
*help with PRO Retreat
*continue learning and growing in my craft with online courses and craft books
*read for fun
*get a domain name
*coordinate online workshops for the Heart of Dixie
*find a co-chair for the online workshop coordination
*work on YA idea over the summer
*realize that life happens and enjoy the detours
*set top 5 priority list and review it regularly to maintain my focus
*be courageous, strong and focused on my dreams and goals
Looks like I heading into 2010 with my eyes focused forward and my feet ready to dash!
Best to all my writing friends as we forge ahead and dream new dreams.

M
 

Happy New Year! January 1, 2009

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I am so excited for this year to begin and to roll forward. There is so much I wish to accomplish and do as a writer, mom, and wife. Life is golden. We are so blessed. Today I am still cleaning up from the party last night, but I am eager to get my calendar going and my life organized for a full and productive 2009.

I have so many goals and resolutions. Some are personal and some are about writing. But here are a few:

*get PRO status and pin
*finish revision
*start book 4
*continue taking classes to improve my writing
*market book 3
*revise book 2
*enter more contests
*enter Golden Heart
*go to RWA National Conference in DC this July
*go to more monthly writing meetings
*sell a book, this book, by end of 2009

Personally:

*workout more
*eat more healthily
*start a ladies night here once a month
*explore more
*hang out with edifying people
*make my marriage stronger
*let my daughter fly, while I provide safe haven on the ground
*get the triple passports
*find a dentist I trust
*find a female doctor I trust

HAPPY 2009!!